Here is “Looking Up at the Transamerica Pyramid”! While in SF a few months ago…me and my buddy Horace Kwan took a cruise up to shoot this location. I knew going in it was gonna be tough! My neck hurts just looking up at this pic! LOL Such a steep shot…I was not sure how it would turn out? I added Topaz Adjust to give it a little extra effect and not bad?? I wonder who gets the top office??
Here is some info on this wonderful building: The building’s façade is covered in crushed quartz, giving the building its pure white color. / The four-story base of the building contains a total of 16,000 cu yd (12,000 m3) of concrete and over 300 mi (480 km) of steel rebar . / It has 3,678 windows. / The building’s foundation is 9 feet (2.7 m) thick and was the result of a 24-hour continuous concrete pour. / Only two of the building’s 18 elevators reach the top floor. / The aluminum cap is indirectly illuminated from within to balance the appearance at night. / The two vertical external extensions allow preservation of useful interior space at the upper levels. One extension is the top of elevator shafts while the other is a smoke evacuation tower for fire-fighting. / A glass pyramid cap sits at the top and encloses both aircraft warning light and a seasonal white beacon.
Talke Photography Settings:
- Camera: Nikon D300
- Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
- Setting: Aperture Mode
- Focal Length: 12.0mm
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
- Aperture: f/22.0
- Gear: Tripod, Cable release
- Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Topaz Adjust